Historically, traditional data center networking does not efficiently respond to the changing needs of organizations. The network environments were often too rigid and complicated, presenting restrictions for new technologies and innovations and impeding the realization of the full network visualization benefits.
Traditional challenges found in the networking space include:
Further, typical network constructs such as firewalls, VLANs, or load balancers cannot be deployed and configured in the fast timeframe that DevOps-type infrastructures require. These constraints mean that workload mobility is limited and firewall rules, VLAN, and IP sprawl exist.